Paul R. Yarnold

Optimal Data Analysis, LLC

Ordered dependent (class) variables are ordinarily modeled by Pearson correlation (*r*) in univariable applications with one ordered independent variable (attribute), and by multiple regression analysis (MRA) in multivariable applications involving more than one attribute. Prior research demonstrated the use of ODA to maximize predictive accuracy of *r* and MRA models. The present paper demonstrates the use of novometrics, the maximum-accuracy alternative to *r* and MRA.